Category Archive: Europe

It’s twenty fifteen!

Happy new year! It is 2015 and this post comes a little late as I have been visiting family and friends around England over the festive period. It’s time to reflect a little… Continue reading

Palmenhaus Schoenbrunn, Vienna

I absolutely loved the Palmenhaus in Vienna, which we made part of our day in and around the palace grounds at Schoenbrunn. Flowers and plants from across the globe are grown here in… Continue reading

Appy travels! Best apps on the move

Airbnb – accommodation bookings Choose from urban farms, British pubs and rainforest treehouses! Or simple search for rooms and apartments available in the next stop on your trip. We found Rose Street apartment… Continue reading

How to hostel when you are the wrong side of 25…

OK so I’m rapidly approaching the big three-ohhh, but I splash the cash wisely based on being able to do, see and experience more when I travel. Hotels aren’t expensive in Central and… Continue reading

Coffee and Cake Odyssey in Central Europe

Coffee shop culture has been a way of life in European cities since it’s popularity in the spread of the Ottoman empire, and introduction via Venice around 1600 AD. Vienna’s coffeehouses are known… Continue reading

Postcards from Budapest

Mental musings in Venice

Blue. Green. Emerald. Bluey greeny turquoise. The water is beautiful; a little choppy though in this gondola. But the air is crisp and I’m feeling cosy in my black wool jumper.  I’m looking… Continue reading

Curious holes in Herculaneum, Italy

The picture above was taken at the ruined town of Herculaneum, Italy, the perhaps lesser known but better preserved, sister of Pompeii. I am endlessly fascinated by the Roman way of life and… Continue reading

Trips to Cambridge, Budapest and Vienna ahead!

Upcoming trips ahead include a weekend in the English University city of Cambridge in a couple of weeks time. Hoping to explore the colleges and old pubs, and if the weather holds I… Continue reading

The Citadella, Gozo

The Citadella, or Citadel, in the heart of Gozo’s capital of Victoria, has a rich history and is on the list to be considered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fortified town within… Continue reading